The tragedy at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston is another event demonstrating the relentless racism against Black people, who are disproportionately targeted by police brutality and social violence. White people must participate in fighting racism and ensure that dialogue about this event centers the experiences of being Black in anti-Black America.
We are a support network and media project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We envision a new culture that allows the space and freedom for exploring different states of being, and recognizes that breakdown can be the entrance to breakthrough. We aim to create a language that is so vast and rich that it expresses the infinite diversity of human experiences.
After years of peer support work, Sascha is finding a place for himself as a radical mental health practitioner while wrapping up his first year of social work school in New York City. Inspired by his experiences with Icarus, and drawing on his social work schooling, Sascha’s new focus will be building tools for mental health practice that are rooted in visionary storytelling and collective liberation.
We are excited to present a conversation that is groundbreaking for us: excavating the roots of the traumas inflicted upon our past generations and exploring the ways in which intergenerational traumas have shaped the manifestations of oppression within our worlds.
Join us in officially welcoming Daniela Capistrano to The Icarus Project! She joined us in December 2014 to support Icarus organizers across the country. Icarus organizers provide peer support to those with complex mental health realities in a safe and accessible environment, but often face incredible challenges in their work. Daniela is helping our community meet those challenges.